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File #: O-263-22    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Tabled
File created: 8/31/2022 In control: Parks and Sustainability Committee
On agenda: 12/8/2022 Final action:
Title: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTIONS 131.01, 131.02, AND 131.03 OF THE LOUISVILLE METRO CODE OF ORDINANCES ("LMCO") RELATING TO CAMPING ON METRO PROPERTY, AND SECTIONS 42.31, 42.32, AND 42.99 OF THE LMCO RELATING TO CAMPING IN METRO PARKS, AND SECTION 97.072 OF THE LMCO REGARDING OBSTRUCTION OF SIDEWALKS AND PUBLIC WAYS.
Sponsors: Nicole George (D-21), Pat Mulvihill (D-10), David James (D-6)
Attachments: 1. O-263-22 PROPOSED CABS 111722 Amend LMCO RE Camping and Obstruction of Public Ways.pdf, 2. O-263-22 V.1 090822 Amend LMCO RE Camping and Obstruction of Public Ways.pdf, 3. Presentation Administering LMCO 131.01_131.03.pdf, 4. O-263-22 PROPOSED CABS 110322 Amend LMCO RE Camping and Obstruction of Public Ways.pdf, 5. O-263-22 PROPOSED CABS 091422 Amend LMCO RE Camping and Obstruction of Public Ways.pdf
ORDINANCE NO. ______, SERIES 2022
TITLE
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTIONS 131.01, 131.02, AND 131.03 OF THE LOUISVILLE METRO CODE OF ORDINANCES ("LMCO") RELATING TO CAMPING ON METRO PROPERTY, AND SECTIONS 42.31, 42.32, AND 42.99 OF THE LMCO RELATING TO CAMPING IN METRO PARKS, AND SECTION 97.072 OF THE LMCO REGARDING OBSTRUCTION OF SIDEWALKS AND PUBLIC WAYS.
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SPONSORED BY: COUNCIL MEMBERS GEORGE, MULVIHILL,
AND PRESIDENT JAMES

WHEREAS, public space should be accessible to everyone, appropriately sourced, and managed; and
WHEREAS, unmanaged public space creates consequences for all neighbors, including compromised health and elevated safety risks; and
WHEREAS, all community members have a right to know the community's expectations as a matter of dignity; and
WHEREAS, inappropriate land use is concentrated in neighborhoods disproportionately plagued by environmental injustice stemming from the location of transportation infrastructure.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF THE LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSON COUNTY METRO GOVERNMENT AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION I: LMCO ? 131.01 is hereby amended as follows:
? 131.01 CAMPING OR STORING PERSONAL PROPERTY ON CERTAIN PUBLIC PROPERTY PROHIBITED. DEFINITIONS.
(A) Definition of terms. For the purpose of this section ?? 131.01 through 131.04, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
CAMP. Means public property where one or more persons are camping.
CAMP or CAMPING. Means the use of public land or public premises property for temporary living accommodation purposes by the occupation or habitation of an area, location or property through the use of temporary shelters, and/or recreational vehicles and/or camping paraphernalia. In no event may a camp be established in less than 48 hours.
CAMPING PARAPHERNALIA. Means equipment or supplies that are used by a person or persons to facilitate campi...

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